There's no need to leave the little people at home, if you're considering a Barcelona getaway. This is one city that's very well equipped to show kids the time of their lives. It's the perfect city to infuse a touch of culture and history into the mix in a way that's interesting and thought provoking. From the many museums including the Chocolate Museum and the Ideas Museum, both of which have play areas for children and are extremely entertaining, to the outdoor parks and cable car rides, such as the one that leads up to Montjuic, Barcelona has a ton of activities for the young and the old-er. A particularly fun way to spend an afternoon is to explore the Labyrinth. This park is comprised of windy bushes, and maze like tree formations which provide for endless hours of running, searching and playing hide and seek. It's also slightly outside of the city center, so a nice way to see another part of town. If you want to have a picnic in a beautiful setting, check out either Park Guell or Ciutadella Park, both of which are ideal for relaxing with some sandwiches and a good book while the kids can run around, feed the swans and play on Gaudi's Modernist dragons.